Cocaine

By Tyler Woodward and Justin Gagner

Cocaine is a powerful, addictive, stimulant drug made from the leaves of the coca plant.

Some slang terms are Crack, C-dust, and Snow

Effects and Dangers of cocaine

Cocaine stimulates the central nervous system.

It constricts the blood vessels and makes your heart beat faster.

Can lead to loss of smell, nos bleeds, and problems swallowing.

Here are some statistics about cocaine

1. Approximately 35.9 million Americans aged 12 and older have tried cocaine at least once in their lifetime, according to a national survey, and about 2.1 million Americans are regular users.

2. Drug enforcement personnel estimate that about 2,500 Americans every day try cocaine for the first time.

3. Crack cocaine appeared in the mid 1980s and became an instant “hit” among poor and young users, due to its relatively inexpensive street price and quick euphoric effects.

Advice

If someone comes up to you and asks if you want some cocaine deny it and leave.

If you see someone doing cocaine call the cops, don't get involved.

If someone is passed out and you see white powder call the cops and tell them about it.

What's the difference between a legal medicine and an illegal drug?

Legal drugs are those drugs called medicines and are easily available in the market.

Examples: Coffee, tobacco, and alcohol are legal drugs.

Illegal drugs are drugs that are banned and that carry penalties upon possession and dealing.

Examples: Cannabis, cocaine, heroin, LSD, etc. are some of the illegal drugs.

If drugs are so bad then why do they exist?

Drugs may be extremely bad but they weren't created because they were supposed to help people with sickness and disease. They weren't made with the intention to be abused.